Mentoring programs at Kriti were part of Project Disha since its inception. We believe that the mentoring program has a high impact in keeping the children in school and helps them aim higher thus motivating them to study
Project Disha mainly gives scholarships up to grade 10 which is considered a “basic education” level. Many employers consider candidates who are educated at least to this level. Once they complete grade 10, the children begin thinking about their careers and future study options. As the education they received so far was mainly academic, this mentoring program was adapted to teach them life skills and soft skills. This mentoring is being done online during the Covid years 2020 and now being conducted in mixed mode.
During Covid, the physical mode of mentoring did not work. The program went through an overhaul in 2020. As schools moved to using the online mode of education, we also considered this option to reach out to the students in a similar manner. Currently with physical classes going back to normal, we have structured an online/offline mode for the mentoring program.
Some of the highlights of the program are below:
We have successfully completed this format of mentoring since 2020-21 using this format. Volunteer testimonials are located here
Grade 9 and 10 Children taking part in a workshop on the 50th anniversary of Moon Landing
Students of class 10th visited Punjab Regiment , interacted with the soldiers and got inspired by Major Shashank.
Zoom Mentoring Session for Grade 10 Students
Student attends the Online Mentoring session
Parents counseling session and orientation about Udayan Shalini Fellowship Program